• 3:50

    The Loire Valley is replete with bold medieval castles. Historically, the Chateau Sully-sur-Loire defended a strategic river crossing. In Amboise, the Amboise Chateau (Chateau d’Amboise) was home to Francois the First, while the manor house of the Amboise Chateau, Chateau du Clos Luce, was once the brief home of none other than Leonardo da Vinci,

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  • 3:39

    One way travelers prefer to experience France is by renting a boat and floating down the country’s endless canal passages. Also, visit two of Burgundy’s peaceful towns. Noyers-sur-Serein is one of Rudy’s favorites, while Vezelay Abbey, in Vezelay, represents the largest Romanesque church in France. As you enter the Abbey’s central portal, above the doorway

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  • 3:12

    In Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, join Rudy as he visits the Church of Notre-Dame. Afterwards, venture out a bit into the countryside and enjoy a refreshing meal at the restaurant Le Charlemagne overlooking the vineyards. In Semur-en-Auxois, warm up to the splendid Collegiate Church Notre-Dame of Semur-en-Auxois and its rare stained-glass windows.

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  • 5:21

    If you enjoy wine, then the twenty-five-mile Côte-d’Or is right up your alley. Overlooking Cote-d’Or is the town of Beaune where some of France’s first-class restaurants can be found. Also, sip some of Burgundy’s best at Domaine Dujac, one of France’s premier wine producers.

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  • Nice, France with Rudy Maxa
    4:43

    Ah, the joie de vivre of Nice. Walk the elegant Promenade des Anglais overlooking the Mediterranean. Follow your taste buds as you meander through Cours Saleya, a local fruit and vegetable market. And, inside the Musee Matisse (Matisse Museum), witness the many styles of Henri Matisse, one of the most important figures of the age

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  • 3:58

    Soak in the sun on the vibrant beaches of Juan-les-Pins. To cool off, there are a variety of water-sports and activities to discover close by. To the northeast of Juan-les-Pins is Antibes proper, where you can visit the Musee Picasso and learn more about the genius behind the artist, Pablo Picasso.

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  • 3:16

    Experience the grand opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferrat. Make sure you have your camera ready in order to capture the dramatic views of the Mediterraneans from Eze, and for good measure, endulge in a luxurious meal at the renowned Chateau de la Chevre d’Or.

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  • 3:50

    On the way to Monaco, drive along the Grande Corniche, featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s “We Took The High Road.” In Monte Carlo, tour the Prince’s palace, walk the piers and take in the magnificent yachts, or try your hand at the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Saunter along the beautiful Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes,

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  • 2:49

    In Grasse, the perfume capital of France, you will visit Studio des Fragrances Galimard where you can enter the lab and create your own perfume. To the northeast, the views of the surrounding countryside and coast from the medieval village of Gourdon are amazing, and the village itself is a little slice of heaven.

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